Friday, May 29, 2015

Honolulu Iron Works

Honolulu Iron Works It was near Queen (now Ala Moana/Nimitz) and Marin/Nuʻuanu that a business using steam power for business purposes began. Honolulu Steam Flouring Company also milled wheat sent to Honolulu from the fields on Maui. But the future of Honolulu Iron Works was not grain. As the sugar plantations flourished, machines began producing hardware for the sugar mills. By the turn of the century, the Iron Works was making complete sugar ‘factories’ for plantations.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

“Pele’s Grandson”

“Pele’s Grandson” He was known as “Pele’s Grandson” or “The Runt” (he was 5’ 1” and 95-lbs.) A Cherokee, he was identified as the first tour guide at the Volcano. Alexander P Lancaster was a firm believer in Pele and her powers; he took a proprietary interest in the volcanoes – thus the nickname. “Lancaster, probably wound up each trip into Kilauea caldera with one pocket full of tips and another full of Cuban cigars--until Jaggar put him on the Observatory's payroll as janitor, guide and general roustabout. Lancaster's experiences close to Kilauea's flowing and fountaining lava made him a good hand for Jaggar.” (Reportedly born in 1861, Lancaster died in 1930.)

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Koʻanakoʻa

Koʻanakoʻa The name Koʻanakoʻa literally means the settling of coral, referring to Maro’s expansive coral reefs. It is one of the Hawaiian Islands chain’s most ecologically rich shallow water marine ecosystems. It was named ’Maro’ in 1820 after the whaling ship that sighted it. Unlike the classic ring-shaped atoll, Maro Reef is a complex maze of linear reefs that radiate out from the center like the spokes of a wheel. Maro’s reefs are intricate and reticulated (like a net or network,) forming a complex network of reef crests, patch reefs and lagoons.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Lahilahi

Lahilahi Waiʻanae Ahupuaʻa within the Waiʻanae District was its Royal Center in the late-1600s to the 1700s. The ahupuaʻa had numerous important heiau and the largest population of the district at European contact. Mauna Lahilahi (thin mountain – referred to by some as the ‘world’s smallest mountain’) is the palena, or boundary marker between the Makaha and Waianae ahupuaʻa (the hill itself is within the ahupuaʻa of Makaha.)

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day

Memorial Day On May 5, 1866, the village of Waterloo, New York was decorated with flags at half mast, draped with evergreens and mourning black, and flowers were placed on the graves of those killed in the Civil War. It was later declared as ‘Decoration Day.’ It was not until after World War I, however, that the day was expanded to honor those who have died in all American wars. In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress, though it is still often called Decoration Day.

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day On May 5, 1866, the village of Waterloo, New York was decorated with flags at half mast, draped with evergreens and mourning black, and flowers were placed on the graves of those killed in the Civil War. It was later declared as ‘Decoration Day.’ It was not until after World War I, however, that the day was expanded to honor those who have died in all American wars. In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress, though it is still often called Decoration Day.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Waikiki

Waikiki Originally, the ahupuaʻa of Waikiki (which means “spouting waters”) included all the valleys "from the west side of Makiki valley away to the east side of Wailupe". It was a Royal Center for 400 years. Today, Waikiki is the primary visitor destination, and hotel and resort area not just for Oʻahu, but also for all of Hawaiʻi. It is a gathering place for residents and visitors from around the world.

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